In a way they do the same thing, they both create an object (function/class) from a suite and assign it to the name given after the keyword (def/class). Sure they do totally different things with the suite in creating the object, but in essence it's a name assignment.
On Thursday, January 31, 2013, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
On 01/02/13 03:35, Jason Keene wrote:
Why do function definitions require parens?
... passclass MyClass:
File "<stdin>", line 1def my_func:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
This seems to me to break a symmetry with class definitions.
Why do you think that class definitions and function definitions
should be symmetrical?
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